Few NY Congressional Lawmakers Own Guns

Few NY Congressional Lawmakers Own Guns – Gun ownership is low and support for legislation to reduce gun violence is high among New York’s 29 congressional lawmakers, according to a survey by the Gannett Washington Bureau and USA TODAY.  At least four of the lawmakers – Reps. Chris Collins, Tom Reed, Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson, all Republicans from upstate – own guns. All four have an “A” rating from the National Rifle...

New gun law challenged as Cuomo’s approval suffers

New gun law challenged as Cuomo’s approval suffers – continues for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. His approval rating has dropped 15 points, a gun rights group is laying the groundwork for a legal challenge, one lawmaker has launched a petition to overturn the law on technical grounds and another has proposed an amendment that would prevent the state from ever collecting gun registration...

Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate – He’s full of skeet!  Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer.  While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies privately fretted that Obama risked being ridiculed as a phony for suddenly trying to portray himself as a friend of sportsmen and hunters. Or, conversely, that he was glorifying the use of...

Gun Rights Backers, Stung by Cuomo’s Law, Push to Undo It

Gun Rights Backers, Stung by Cuomo’s Law, Push to Undo It – More than 100,000 people have signed online petitions denouncing New York’s recently enacted gun laws. Gun owners are contemplating civil disobedience, vowing to ignore a requirement to register firearms they own that are now classified as assault weapons. And some are even calling for the impeachment of Gov. Andrew M....

Andrew Cuomo’s numbers fall after gun bill

Andrew Cuomo’s numbers fall after gun bill – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is down by double digits weeks after the Democrat signed sweeping new gun control legislation, a new poll Wednesday says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, Cuomo’s approval rating is at 59 percent, with 28 percent disapproving, down from last month’s sky-high 74 percent approval, with 13 percent disapproving of his performance in...

Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo

Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo – A gun advocacy group took the first step Tuesday to legally halting the newly-signed gun laws for New York state. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association said its position is clear. “We believe that (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s gun law is a blatant infringement on our Second Amendment rights,” said Jacob Rieper, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the...
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